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Question: With the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament underway today and Bradley University in the field, once again Peoria fans will carry out a longtime ritual and stand until their opponent finally scores a point. Has there ever been a game when Bradley fanatics might have regretted that?

Answer: Maybe 41 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1977. Playing then-MVC entry New Mexico State, Bradley went up, 28-0, before New Mexico State finally scored and all the Braves' fans finally got to sit. Not so funny additional fact here: Despite a 28-0 lead, Bradley ultimately lost that game, 117-109. (Thanks to Van Baker of Bloomington for the memory.)

 

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